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When Outsourcing Turns Deadly

July 21st, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

Hospitals should keep their cleaning teams in-house if they want to prevent unnecessary infection.

Hospitals have taken steps in recent years to reduce the number of patients who get infections during their stay, including a renewed emphasis on hand washing. Research points to another, less-obvious remedy: Hospitals could stop outsourcing their cleaning staffs.

Brexit spurs London start-ups to investigate Berlin move

July 19th, 2016  |  Source: Reuters

Ten London start-ups have made inquiries about moving to Berlin since Britain voted to leave the European Union, business development group Berlin Partner said on Monday.

Along with other European cities, Berlin is jostling for a piece of London's financial technology industry and has stepped up efforts to promote the German capital as an affordable and creative alternative to other centres.

After Baton Rouge, a weary fear builds among those who protect and serve

July 18th, 2016  |  Source: Washington Post

Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson had expressed the exhaustion, frustration and vulnerability of being a cop as well as any officer in these chaotic weeks.

After protests in Baton Rouge and across the country and the assault on Dallas police, he took to Facebook to describe his state of mind. “In uniform I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform some consider me a threat,” he wrote. “I’m tired physically and emotionally.” But he continued to show up and do his job, he said, and he offered hugs to anyone who encountered him.

VP Wannabe Newt Gingrich Still $4.6 Million in Debt

July 14th, 2016  |  Source: Daily Beast

If Donald Trump is the king of debt, Newt Gingrich’s last campaign’s balance sheet might make him a fitting prince.

Having a Life Outside of the Office Is Actually Good for Business

July 8th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

Want to know how to be more productive on the job? Work less.

Working in a competitive industry like the technology sector requires an enormous commitment of time and energy. And working at a tech company in Silicon Valley, the epicenter of start-up culture, can consume every waking hour if you let it.

You shouldn’t let it. Not only does all work and no play make proverbial Jack a dull boy, but it’s also unnecessary for success and bad for business.

Bush, Blair and the Chilcot report: the diverging fates of Iraq war orchestrators

Tony Blair has faced calls for impeachment for the 2003 invasion, while George W Bush has largely avoided responsibility, which published inquiry could change

As George W Bush celebrates his 70th birthday today, an occasion marked by a six-foot tall birthday card in the lobby of his presidential library in Dallas, he will have a rather unconventional present to enjoy: 2.6m words of the Chilcot inquiry report into the Iraq war.

Retirement is making people more miserable than ever before

July 1st, 2016  |  Source:

You might not enjoy retirement nearly as much as you think you will.

More retirees than ever say they are “not at all satisfied” with retirement, according to a study published this year from the Employee Benefit Research Institute. The institute used data from the University of Michigan’s Health and Retirement Study, collected from 1998 to 2012, in which more than 20,000 people are interviewed every two years.

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